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post #21 of 35 Old 11-08-12, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help with hot-spotting...

Thanks, ALMFamily.

Yiannis -- I had no idea that calibration is best done after 50-60 hours...thanks for that info! I'll hold off for a bit...

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post #22 of 35 Old 11-08-12, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help with hot-spotting...

OK, so you both say do black and white levels now, and then a full calibration later...will do.

Thanks, gents!

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Re: Help with hot-spotting...

Steve,

Would love to see some pictures if you are willing!

I can't help it - I love pictures!


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ALMFamily -- I'd be glad to post some pics -- are you meaning just general pics of the theater? What is the appropriate forum to make that kind of post in?

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Actually, I would love to see both!

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Re: Help with hot-spotting...

OK, lemme get some good ones taken, and I'll post them.

Can anyone give me any advice about the best way to photograph images on the screen? I'm not much of a photographer, but my wife does have a nice DSLR camera so it should be possible to do...any advice as to what settings/mode to use, in a totally dark room but with a picture displayed on the screen, which would give me a nice shot?

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OK, lemme get some good ones taken, and I'll post them.

Can anyone give me any advice about the best way to photograph images on the screen? I'm not much of a photographer, but my wife does have a nice DSLR camera so it should be possible to do...any advice as to what settings/mode to use, in a totally dark room but with a picture displayed on the screen, which would give me a nice shot?

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Try to fill the camera frame with the image either by camera placement or using the zoom lens, just have the thinnest black line around the image to show it's the whole image. Use still frames so the image isn't blurred. Use a tripod to support the camera, and it also helps to use the self-timer (2 second mode if you have one) so you trip the camera shutter and have your hands off the camera when the photo is taken (which can blur the image too). It's usually best to leave all camera settings on Auto. Any other setting are usually camera-specific to fix things like photo color-over-saturation or photo graininess. With a good DSLR I doubt those will be a problem.
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Thanks much, Don. I'm going to give this a shot per your recommendations...

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Do not use the flash!!
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I used night mode on mine - it worked pretty well.


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